Zweig Group names Doug Parker Chief Operating Officer, expands into Houston
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Thursday, January 3, 2019) – ZweigWhite LLC (Zweig Group), a global leader in products and services to the AEC industry, announced today that Doug Parker has joined the firm as chief operating officer and will start an office in Houston. Parker brings a wealth of AEC industry experience working in professional services firms for more than 20 years. He will be a principal of the firm as he joins the ownership team and will also serve on the company’s Board of Directors.
Announcing the appointment to the company, Chad Clinehens, Zweig Group president and CEO said, “We are excited to have Doug join our growing team. He has extensive marketing and operational experience and brings a knowledge of how to make AEC firms and the individuals that work in them more successful.”
“I am excited to join Zweig Group and have respected the firm for years as the leading provider of management and marketing resources to the built environment,” said Parker. “Our new mission to elevate the industry is something I am confident this team can do, and I am delighted to be a part of a company that has such high aspirations.”
Parker brings strong industry credentials to the firm, including holding a number of top leadership roles in the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) where he is a fellow of the organization, has served on the National Board of Directors, and is the current incoming chair for Build Business, the organization’s annual conference.
“Doug has a tremendous network, especially in the marketing realm of the industry, something we place high value on at Zweig Group,” said Clinehens. “Our new mission calls upon us to elevate marketing in the AEC industry and Doug will help us advance this tenet of the mission.”
Parker will be starting Zweig Group’s second office in Houston, Texas, just three months after the firm opened a Dallas office. “With the rapid growth of our consulting business, Texas offers a great hiring base for talent and quicker access to our clients across North America from their great airport system,” said Clinehens. “Houston is home to a tremendous number of world class AEC design firms and we look forward to developing that network with Doug”.
ABOUT ZWEIG GROUP
Three times on the Inc 500/5000 list, Zweig Group is the leading research, publishing, and consulting resource for architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firms. With a mission to elevate the industry through improving the business performance of consulting firms in the industry, Zweig Group has on-staff experts in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation, ownership transition, marketing, business development, market research, financial management, project management, recruiting and executive search. Zweig Group also provides a comprehensive suite of products including newsletters, industry reports, executive training, business conferences and more covering virtually every aspect of firm management. The firm has offices in Dallas, Houston, and Fayetteville and works throughout the U.S and worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.zweiggroup.com or call (800) 466-6275.